Hi! My name is Debra Ruiz Riviere and I am going to be the 1st-2nd grade Mild Moderate Special Education Teacher at BEE. I have been teaching for 15 1/2 years and have a dual certification in Regular Ed. and Special Ed. I am certified to teach K-8th grade. This is my 11th year teaching at Bonne Ecole Elementary.
I am married to my loving husband Ben Riviere and have an amazing 13 1/2 year old son, Shawn. He is in 8th grade at Pope John Paul II High School, where my husband and I graduated! I enjoy spending time watching my Shawn play soccer, race cross country, and play baseball. My loves are to read, teach, drink Caramel Frappes, spend time at the beach, and with my family!
My professional goal as a teacher is to create a safe and more positive learning environment for all of my students. I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help each student meet thier fullest potential in their areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. I look forward to a wonderful year with each and everyone that I come in contact with.